St. George’s Saints: Laughs mean love, super-tight bond an enduring intangible for Bill’s Boys

LANGLEY — No one can read a team in the 11th hour before the Big Dance better than B.C. high school coaching basketball dean Bill Disbrow.

Vancouver College: Faith in its march towards March has Mainland champ Fighting Irish trusting their process

LANGLEY — You have, of course, heard all about the phrase ‘trust the process’. In sport, it translates to an utter belief that at the right time, all of the discipline and work expended over the course of the season will manifest itself in a team playing to height of its powers at just the right […]

Tamanawis Wildcats: In the midst of a post-season filled with unpredictability, the key is rolling with the punches

LANGLEY — Going to overtime against W.J. Mouat and winning the Fraser Valley Quad A title in front of a sell-out crowd two Sundays ago at the Langley Events Centre sent Surrey’s No. 2-ranked Tamanawis Wildcats into the lengthy AAAA break with some serious momentum.

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers: Late swoon in FV Final Four casts Cloverdale crew in ‘back-to-basics’ boot camp for B.C. tourney

LANGLEY — The usual week-plus between the finish of zone tournaments and the B.C. championships is spent in different ways by all teams, yet in the end, it’s all about coaches and players gaining energy from each other by reinforcing what it was that got them to a spot amongst the province’s final 16.In Cloverdale, […]

Semiahmoo Totems: Program’s growing legacy at B.C. Quad A tourney takes the guesswork out of prep

LANGLEY — It’s run of success as it translates to B.C. Quad A tournament berths is still relatively fresh, yet getting to the Big Dance for the third time in four years is enough that Surrey’s Semiahmoo Totems know how to leave nothing to chance.

King George’s Mohab Mundadi: Our 2018 ‘Best Player You’ve Never Heard Of’ takes pride in ‘stealing’ the passion of old-school hoops

LANGLEY — Imagine if the process of individual skill development started with a blank canvas, and instead of standing at the front of the easel, you grabbed your brush and palette and headed to the back of it.

Ravens rise from near-extinction, Terry Fox looks in fine form making a late run to the post-season finish line

PORT COQUITLAM — There were times towards the stretch drive of the Fraser Valley North regular season when it looked like the enormity of the season was ready to swallow the young Terry Fox Ravens whole.

Holy Cross: Not your average No. 14 seed, Surrey’s preseason No. 1 Crusaders prep for North Van’s No. 3 Handsworth Royals

LANGLEY — If you determined your viewing schedule for the opening day of the 2018 B.C. senior boys AAAA basketball championships by seed number, then you might just gloss over the 3:30 p.m. game being played at the Langley Events Centre’s showcase Arena Bowl.

BC Boys Basketball Championships: A first look at all four draws, plus my ‘Game of the Day’ picks

LANGLEY — The draws are now official and that means it’s time to start figuring out your schedule for the 32-game opening-round schedule at the 2018 B.C. senior boys basketball championships which begin Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.

Making her own history, South Kam’s Gobeil goes big, leads Titans to first BC title since 2013’s LEC debut

LANGLEY — Maddy Gobeil wasn’t even a teenager when the South Kamloops Titans came south and won the B.C. Triple A senior girls basketball championship title back in 2013, in the first year of what has now become an annual March tradition here at Langley Events Centre.